The psychology major provides students with a broad background for understanding behavior through exposure to theories and scientific research across a range of sub-disciplines. Students thus acquire the preparation necessary to pursue graduate training in clinical or research psychology or to enhance the pursuit of related professions such as education, social work, medicine, or criminal justice.
A minor is required with this major. All students must declare a minor while in the Psychology major.
Potential Career Paths
Psychology majors can find jobs in social service agencies, non-profit organizations, government agencies, educational institutions, hospitals, pharmaceutical firms, rehabilitation centers, and correctional institutions. They may also find jobs in business and industry in market research, public relations, customer service, management, advertising, human resources, or sales.
Students with an associate’s degree from any accredited community college are eligible to apply to the Psychology program.